|The Lost World - Arthur Conan Doyle|
LibriVox recording of the Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read by Mark F. Smith. Imagine a strange, tropical place that is almost inaccessible. Time appears to have stood still there. Species of animal and plant life not seen elsewhere on Earth, except in the fossil record, inhabit the place. The lakes heave with the shapes of huge grey bulks moving under the surface. The woods are places where chittering cries move about above your head, as powerful apes move swiftly in the canopy of leav...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature; fiction; adventure; dinosaurs; apemen; exploration; expedition
Downloads: 135,387 (1 review)
|Public Domain Poems of Wallace Stevens - Wallace Stevens|
LibriVox recording of The Complete Public Domain Poems of Wallace Stevens, Volume 1 of 2, in the public domain, read by Alan Davis-Drake. The LibriVox catalog page for this work has a link to the text source. A collection of Wallace Stevens poems written before 1923. Stevens trained to be a lawyer. Within eleven years after this series of poems were written, he was vice-president at the Hartford Accident and Indemnity Company in Connecticut...
Keywords: librivox; literature; poetry; Alan Davis Drake
Downloads: 51,525 (1 review)
|Our Island Story, Part 1 - Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall|
LibriVox recording of Our Island Story, by H. E. Marshall. Read by Kara Shallenberg. This is the first half of the book. A link to the second half will be provided when we're finished recording it. :) Our Island Story was first published in 1905 and became an instant classic. Beginning with the Romans and following the triumphs and foibles of the good, not so good and the downright despicable figures of history; we are treated to a dazzling montage of kings, queens, barons, knights, explorers, m...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; children; history; england; legends; marshall
Downloads: 245,949 (2 reviews)
|Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade) - Mark Twain|
LibriVox recording of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain. Read by John Greenman. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (often shortened to Huck Finn) is a novel written by Mark Twain and published in 1884. It is commonly regarded as one of the Great American Novels, and is one of the first major American novels written in the vernacular, characterized by local color regionalism. It is told in the first person by Huckleberry "Huck" Finn, best friend of Tom Sawyer and narrator of two other Twa...
Keywords: huckleberry; huck; finn; mark twain; twain; literature; adventure; mississippi; river; runaway; slave; sawyer; tom sawyer; raft
Downloads: 244,971 (2 reviews)
|Snow-Blind - Katharine Newlin Burt|
LibriVox recording of SNOW-BLIND, by KATHARINE NEWLIN BURT. Read by ROGER MELIN. A bit of a menage-a-quatre in a remote cabin in the wilderness as fugitive Hugh, his younger brother Pete, nursemaid and cook Bella, and now the newly arrived snow-blinded young Sylvie who had been snatched from near death in the snow by the heroic but moody Hugh. Because of her blindness, Sylvie is led to believe her rescuer to be a handsome and dashing hero; his younger brother to be but a young lad of 14; and Bel...
Downloads: 3,152 (2 reviews)
|The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald - Alan Davis Drake|
Free audio download. Unabridged. Here is F. Scott Fitzgerald's somewhat obscure short story "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" —obscure of course, until Mr. Button became conflated with Mr. Pitt. Recorded here is the complete, original story as penned by Fitzgerald in the early 1920s, published originally in Colliers and finally collected in the popular Tales of the Jazz Age. One might call Benjamin Button an odd addition to the collection, as he was born in 1860, the year prior to Lincoln ...
Keywords: American Literature; audiobook; F. Scott Fitzgerald; Alan Davis Drake; recording; audio; audiobook
Downloads: 48,326 (2 reviews)
|Return of the Soldier - Rebecca West|
LibriVox recording of Return of the Soldier, by Rebecca West. Read by Elizabeth Klett. In 1916 on an isolated country estate just outside London, Captain Chris Baldry, a shell-shocked captain suffering from amnesia, makes a bittersweet homecoming to the three women who have helped shape his life. Will the devoted wife he can no longer recollect, the favorite cousin he remembers only as a childhood friend, and the poor innkeeper's daughter he once courted leave Chris to languish in a safe, dreamy...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; romance; adventure; women; amnesia
Downloads: 16,143 (4 reviews)
|Fantômas - Marcel Allain, Pierre Souvestre|
LibriVox recording of Fantômas, by Marcel Allain and Pierre Souvestre. Read by Alan Winterrowd. Fantômas is the first of 32 novels penned from 1911 to 1913 by Marcel Allain and Pierre Souvestre. The title character is a ruthless thief and killer, a bloodthirsty successor to LeBlanc's Arsène Lupin. The first five novels were made into silent film serials. The character and the movies caught the eye of the French Surrealists who admired the primal violence of Fantômas, as well as his portrayal...
Keywords: Mystery; adventure; literature; Librivox; audiobook
Downloads: 9,037 (3 reviews)
|The Curse of Capistrano - Johnston McCulley|
LibriVox recording of The Curse of Capistrano, by Johnston McCulley. Read by Barry Eads. The Curse of Capistrano by Johnston McCulley is the first work to feature the fictional character Zorro (zorro is the Spanish word for fox). The story was later republished under the name The Mark of Zorro. Senor Zorro is deemed an outlaw as he fights those in authority while seeking justice for the oppressed. He also woos and captures the heart of the lovely Senorita Lolita, but her father would see her mar...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; adventure; fiction; romance; mark of zorro; curse of capistrano; johnston mcculley
Downloads: 12,497 (3 reviews)
|The Magnificent Ambersons - Booth Tarkington|
LibriVox recording of The Magnificent Ambersons, by Booth Tarkington. Read by Mark F. Smith. In a world where a gentleman’s life is defined more “by being, rather than by doing,” a family’s reputation can be compromised if it is not guarded carefully, and the sole heir of the Amberson family is proving himself to be a difficult person. Expected by the family to carry on its proud traditions, George Amberson Minafer is trusted implicitly...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; Booth Tarkington; The Magnificent Ambersons
Downloads: 16,837 (3 reviews)
|Riders of the Purple Sage - Zane Grey|
LibriVox recording of Riders of the Purple Sage, by Zane Grey. Read by Laurie Anne Walden. The year is 1871, and wealthy ranch owner Jane Withersteen is in trouble. She has incurred the displeasure of her Mormon church leaders by refusing to marry a church elder and by befriending Gentiles (non-Mormons). In rides Lassiter, the quintessential Western hero: mysterious, purposeful, a deadly gunslinger, but with an unexpected streak of gentleness...
Keywords: Librivox; audiobook; western; cowboy
Downloads: 117,763 (3 reviews)
|The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins|
LibriVox recording of The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins. Read by LibriVox volunteers. The Woman in White is an epistolary novel written by Wilkie Collins in 1859, serialized in 1859-1860, and first published in book form in 1860. It is considered to be to the first mystery novel, and is widely regarded as one of the first (and finest) in the genre of ’sensation novels’…. The Woman in White is also an early example of a particular type of Collins narrative in which several characters in ...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; epistolary; mystery
Downloads: 136,948 (5 reviews)
|Red Shadows - Robert Ervin Howard|
LibriVox recording of Red Shadows by Robert E. Howard recorded by Paul Siegel. Red Shadows is the first of a series of stories featuring Howard’s puritan avenger, Solomon Kane. Kane tracks his prey over land and sea, enters the jungles of Africa, and even faces dark Gods and evil magic — all to avenge a woman he’d never met before. (Summary by Paul Siegel) M4B format available For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org.
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; adventure; historical fiction
Downloads: 48,487 (4 reviews)
|The Riddle of the Sands - Erskine Childers|
LibriVox recording of The Riddle of the Sands, by Erskine Childers. Containing many realistic details based on Childers's own sailing trips along the German North Sea coast, the book is the retelling of a yachting expedition in the early 20th century combined with an adventurous spy story. It was one of the early invasion novels which predicted war with Germany and called for British preparedness. The plot involves the uncovering of secret German preparations for an invasion of the United Kingdo...
Keywords: librivox; audio book; audiobook; fiction; childers; riddle; spy; espionage; invasion; world war I; mystery; yachting; sailing; adventure; spy novel; churchill
Downloads: 45,097 (5 reviews)
|The Prisoner of Zenda - Anthony Hope|
Librivox recording of The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope. Read by Andy Minter The Prisoner of Zenda tells the story of Rudolf Rassendyll, an English gentleman on holiday in Ruritania, a country not a thousand miles from Bavaria. There, by reason of his resemblance to the King of Ruritania he becomes involved in saving the King’s Life and his Throne from the King’s dastardly brother and his allies...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature; Zenda; Hope
Downloads: 76,546 (4 reviews)
|A Princess of Mars - Edgar Rice Burroughs|
LibriVox recording of A Princess of Mars, by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Read by Mark Nelson. John Carter, an American Civil War veteran, goes prospecting in Arizona and, when set upon by Indians, is mysteriously transported to Mars, called "Barsoom" by its inhabitants. Carter finds that he has great strength on this planet, due to its lesser gravity. Carter soon falls in among the Tharks, a nomadic tribe of the planet's warlike, four-armed, green inhabitants...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; fiction; science fiction; princess of mars; mars; adventure
Downloads: 92,379 (5 reviews)
|The Man Who was Thursday, A Nightmare - G.K. Chesterton|
LibriVox recording of The Man who was Thursday, a Nightmare, by G.K. Chesterton. Read by Zachary Brewster-Geisz. In a surreal turn-of-the-century London, Gabriel Syme, a poet, is recruited to a secret anti-anarchist taskforce at Scotland Yard. Lucian Gregory, an anarchist poet, is the only poet in Saffron Park, until he loses his temper in an argument over the purpose of poetry with Gabriel Syme, who takes the opposite view...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobooks; chesterton
Downloads: 269,511 (8 reviews)
|"Content" by Cory Doctorow - Jan Rubak|
"Content: Selected Essays on Technology, Creativity, Copyright and the Future of the Future" by Cory Doctorow. Read by Jan Rubak (rubakj[at]gmail[dot]com) Official Website of the Book: http://craphound.com/content/ The entire text of the book is available in various formats for free download from http://craphound.com/content/download/, or for purchase at your favourite bookstore for US$14.95 (ISBN: 978-1-892391-81-0)...
Keywords: Doctorow; Copyfight; Copyright; Copyleft; Creative Commons; EFF; DRM; Ebooks; Digital Age; Kurzweil; Singularity; Boing Boing
Downloads: 10,225 (5 reviews)
|The House on the Borderland - William Hope Hodgson|
LibriVox recording of The House on the Borderland, by William Hope Hodgson. Read by Alan Winterrowd. In 1877, two gentlemen, Messrs Tonnison and Berreggnog, head into Ireland to spend a week fishing in the village of Kraighten. While there, they discover in the ruins of a very curious house a diary of the man who had once owned it. Its torn pages seem to hint at an evil beyond anything that existed on this side of the curtains of impossibility...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; fiction; horror; Ireland; William Hope Hodgson
Downloads: 45,172 (6 reviews)
|The Man Who Would Be King - Rudyard Kipling|
LibriVox recording of The Man Who Would Be King, by Rudyard Kipling. Read by Philippa. The Man Who Would Be King tells the story of two British adventurers in British India who become kings of Kafiristan, a remote part of Afghanistan. It was inspired by the exploits of James Brooke, an Englishman who became the "white Raja" of Sarawak in Borneo, and by the travels of American adventurer Josiah Harlan, who claimed the title Prince of Ghor...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; fiction; short stories; kipling; Afghanistan; India; adventure
Downloads: 52,161 (7 reviews)